How are districts created in Uganda?
Article 179 of Uganda’s Constitution provides for the alteration of the boundaries of lower local government units and the creation of new units. Government Minister triggers this particular article after consulting the cabinet. This process is at a higher level and applies to districts creation specially.
|At the lower level, this process stops at the ministry of local government.
For example, a district may, with the minister’s approval, within its jurisdiction area, at the request of or in consultation with the relevant municipal council, alter the boundaries of or create a new municipal division council. A private member of the council can move a resolution that the boundaries of the district be changed to create a municipal division, this decision. If approved, the district council is then sent in the form of a resolution to the ministry of local government; if the ministry has no problem with it, then a municipal council is created.
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Fun Fact: Five years ago, when the Government, through the then local government Minister Adolf Mwesigwe attempted to withdraw the motion to create a phased out 25 new districts, MP Ekanya protested this move by attempted suicide, tightening his tie in a manner that showed his pain. MP Ekanya wanted Tooro to also get a new district status.
The then chairing speaker, Deputy Jacob Oulanyah, asked that he move to the national theatre:
“This is the Parliament of Uganda, one can only express what they feel, but to act on how they feel is taking it to another level, this is the parliament of Uganda, the national theater is across the street.” said Oulanyah.” -Source Parliament Watch
Laws applied when creating a district:
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